Its currently being looked at but it seems that Bridgend is currently over subscribed with Cllrs per head of population.
So come the next election there is likely to be 5 fewer Cllrs at BCBC. Also it is highly likely that smaller community councils will be merged with larger ones so as to streamline overheads. This means Merthyr Mawr Council May well come under our ward of Oldcastle in the future.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on these plans. Are fewer Cllrs at BCBC a good thing? Is merging a good thing? What do you think? ... See MoreSee Less
FREE HALF TERM ACTIVITIES: Lantern Making Workshops for kids at Carnegie House (Old Library), Bridgend Library and Westward Community Centre, to be used at The Festival of Light Lantern Parade at Bridgend Town Centre. Every day in half term!
See the poster for details!
I've reported a number of issues with lights and signage to BCBC tonight.
I've reported the street light being out on Free School Court, the two bulbs on the one way signs are also out so I've reported them too. The no entry/one way signage has been deliberately twisted around at the bottom of the hill and on Nolton Street I've notice the one way signage only lights up when it's raining and is off when it's dry. There's clearly a wiring problem so please be aware of this until the council fixes it.
If you happen to see any other problems in the wards...street lights out, pot holes in roads, fly tipping, street signs missing etc, just take a photo, post it here in this group and I'll happily report it to the council for you. 👍🏼
This Christmas why not pledge to buy just one single present from a town shop? There's so many great shops to choose from too, clothes shops like Miss Labels or Coco Blush, men's clothing from Williams & Evans maybe? Sci Fi geek in the house? Head to SciFi collectables on Nolton Street. A vintage lover? You have the choice of Eclectic Vintage Boutique in Dunraven corner or Bad Biscuit in the miscellaneous arcade on Nolton Street. Jewellery from Dewi Griffiths or Iolo Edger's? What about a piece of art work from the art gallery? Stocking filler jokes from L&P Fancy dress on Wyndham Street. Why not get Christmas Day t-shirts printed by Alex at Unbroken Print (currently moving shop to opposite Costa's) a bath bomb and soap from the new Bath bomb shop opening in Nolton Street called Rock Spa, and of course pop in & support my darling hubby at Ella Riley's traditional sweet shop!
Then to finish off an exhausting day shopping what about a cuppa and a meal at one of our fab eateries in town? Corvo Lounge, Aroma, Rhiw Teapot, Bauhaus, Il Pannino, La Cocina, Dolly's Tea Rooms, to name just a few (food outlets we are very much blessed with especially high quality ones!)
So please, if you have Bridgend based family or friends, tag them, share this, encourage everyone to join in and let's make it a Christmas to remember for everyone! Let's fall in 💞💕Love💕💞with Bridgend once again. ... See MoreSee Less
What can people do to help this promotion?
Firstly, let's improve the number of people who follow and receive updates from this page.
According to the Census there are 39,429 people who live in the historical Bridgend Town Boundaries, this does not include the entire Borough which is 139,200. As of now there are 684 "likes" of this page which means that these 684 people will get updates that we post and news that we share. That is only 1.73% of the people who live in Bridgend and we can do better than that.
There is two ways to spread the word. Share the page on your timeline so that your circle of friends see it or even better use the Invite facility where you can send electronic invites directly to those you choose from your friends list.
We can improve this, really quickly, we have had 11 new likes in the last 2 hours, let's get 100 new likes by the end of the day.
As we said earlier, Our actions will define our Town's future. Let's do this and spread the word.
Please, please share the group and invite your friends.
Just a heads up from another part of our borough...scam builders are out preying on folks. Please keep an eye out and report anything suspicious to the police on 101. Please feel free to share this and warn others. ... See MoreSee Less
Some have already started with their Christmas 2017 Shopping.
We are asking the people of Bridgend to recommit their Yule Love Bridgend annual pledge.
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We are asking that you buy AT LEAST one of your Christmas Gifts for 2017 from a shop in Bridgend Town Centre and that you help us promote it to others who live here.
It is our Town Centre and our actions will shape it's future, so come on. We ask you to make the pledge,
Who' ready to make it now?
I've been on my walk round the ward today. I tend to do this most Sunday's to see if there's any problems or issues. However I can't physically get round all of the ward each week, so if you see any issues you want me to report/get the council to fix, then just let me know about them here.
This week it's all about lamp posts with wires hanging out and purple bags left uncollected. All of which are now reported.
So if you know of any issues/problems just let me know.
Feel free to add your friends and neighbours who live in the ward to this group too so they can report any issues too. 😉👍🏼
The 4th May 2017 saw an Independent Revolution as independent candidates supported by Change For Bridgend contested seats across the Bridgend County in BCBC and Town & Community councils.
We made the established parties take notice and with your support we have made it clear to them that no party has the right to take our county, our towns or communities for granted.
We believe that local government is no place for the national parties. Local government is about communities coming together to build a fairer, more prosperous county borough free from political dogma.
But we achieved far more than to simply make a noise and make people take notice.
We delivered electoral success.
THREE Independent BCBC councillors.
Independent majority on Bridgend Town Council.
Independent majority on Coity Higher Community Council.
Strong independent groups on Garw Valley and St Brides Minor Community Councils.
Independent representation on Merthyr Mawr, Newcastle Higher and Ogmore Valley Community Councils.
At the same time we saw other Independent groups achieve success gaining seats and now holding majorities on councils across the Bridgend County Borough. In fact there are more Town and Community Councils with Independent majorities than single party majority.
When Change For Bridgend was formed we had high hopes but we could never have foreseen the scale of our impact and how far across the county we would reach.
Independent COUNCILLORS that Change For Bridgend supported through the elections are now representing you and fighting for you. We are no longer a group of candidates calling for change we are DELIVERING CHANGE.
That is why it's now time for an INDEPENDENT EVOLUTION.
It's why Change For Bridgend is evolving to become BRIDGEND COUNTY INDEPENDENTS.
This evolution reflects the fact that our members represent seats across the county. It also demonstrates our commitment, we are here to stay!
The work has barely begun.
BRIDGEND COUNTY INDEPENDENTS is a support network for independent councillors, encouraging co-operation and forging links with independent groups and individuals through our county borough.
We'll continue to encourage and support independent candidates in the many by elections that will arise between now and 2022.
We are proud that three of our members are part of the Independent Alliance now the official opposition group on BCBC.
We thank you all for your support so far and look forward to welcoming more members, supporting more candidates and working with councillors, whatever their political affiliation to improve the lives of residents throughout Bridgend County Borough.
If you'd like to stand for election become an independent councillor or simply share our aims please get in touch, we'd love to hear from you.
BRIDGEND COUNTY INDEPENDENTS - DELIVERING CHANGE FOR BRIDGEND COUNTY.